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Hull tooling of First Superyacht OYSTER 118 taking shape

July 29, 2015

The hull tooling of the first superyacht Oyster 118 by Oyster Yachts is currently underway. The leading UK shipyard has released the photos below, showing the plug for the starboard topsides section. The tooling is so large, the yard is making it in several pieces: below–waterline, port & starboard topsides and deck tooling. Designed in partnership with Humphreys Yacht Design, the new 35-metre superyacht Oyster 118-001 represents the largest vessel to be built at Oyster’s Southampton yard.

Hull tooling of superyacht Oyster 118-001 underway - Image by Oyster Yachts

Hull tooling of superyacht Oyster 118-001 underway – Image by Oyster Yachts

Due to be launched in December 2017 and delivered in Spring 2018, luxury yacht Oyster 118-001 is a majestic go anywhere vessel, being built to demanding DNV classification and MCA LY3 coding. She will boast an astonishing 700m3 interior space for her 12 guests and a crew of 6 members.

Sailing yacht Oyster 118-001 hull tooling - Image by Oyster Yachts

Sailing yacht Oyster 118-001 hull tooling – Image by Oyster Yachts

See more charter yachts built by Oyster Marine here.

Breath-taking ROYAL ROMANCE Yacht by FEADSHIP delivered

July 29, 2015

The breath-taking ROYAL ROMANCE yacht by FEADSHIP has been successfully handed over to her new Owner. Launched in October 2014, the impressive 92,5m (303’) motor yacht ROYAL ROMANCE (hull 1005) is heading to the Mediterranean with a stopover in Gibraltar, where she arrived yesterday, on July 28, 2015. The photos below, made by Jan Ramaker and shared by Feadship Fanclub, show this jewel of the sea, while heading from Amsterdam to IJmuiden, on July 21, 2015. 

Feadship motor yacht Royal Romance (hull 1005) passing IJmuiden South Pier Head, July 21, 2015 - Photo by Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

Feadship motor yacht Royal Romance (hull 1005) passing IJmuiden South Pier Head, July 21, 2015 – Photo by Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

The outstanding 92,5m mega yacht ROYAL ROMANCE (hull 1005) features naval architecture as well as exterior styling by the yard’s in-house team, while her elegant and stylish interiors were created by Seymour Diamond. She can comfortably sleep 14 guests and a numerous crew of 22 members.

Royal Romance Yacht at the North Sea Canal near Buitenhuizen, heading from Amsterdam to IJmuiden, July 21, 2015. Photo by Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

Royal Romance Yacht at the North Sea Canal near Buitenhuizen, heading from Amsterdam to IJmuiden, July 21, 2015. Photo by Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

Royal Romance superyacht at the North Sea Canal near Buitenhuizen, heading from Amsterdam to IJmuiden, July 21, 2015. Photo Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

Royal Romance superyacht at the North Sea Canal near Buitenhuizen, heading from Amsterdam to IJmuiden, July 21, 2015. Photo Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

Superyacht Royal Romance at the North Sea Canal near Buitenhuizen, heading from Amsterdam to IJmuiden, July 21, 2015. Photo Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

Superyacht Royal Romance at the North Sea Canal near Buitenhuizen, heading from Amsterdam to IJmuiden, July 21, 2015. Photo Jan Ramaker and Feadship Fanclub

View more charter yachts built by Feadship here.

September Special for 51m Superyacht LAZY Z for West Med Yacht Charter

July 24, 2015

The successful and popular luxury superyacht LAZY Z is currently running an excellent special for yacht charter holidays along the Western Mediterranean coastline of the French Riviera and Italy, including the popular islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. The 51 metre charter yacht LAZY Z is available at a discounted rate of EUR€195,000.00 per week plus expenses for all weekly rentals in September.  Don’t miss this great price during one of the most beautiful months, as she is normally available for EUR€235,000.00 per week. September is an excellent time to charter a yacht, with less crowd, but warm Mediterranean weather still around.

ABOUT LAZY Z SUPERYACHT 

With luxurious accommodation, spacious on deck areas and a great crew, LAZY Z has everything that is needed for a fantastic late-summer yachting holiday. She is well suited for both formal gatherings as well as more laid back entertainment of her lucky guests. The vessel is in a great condition, following her recent refit and ready to welcome you on board.

Motor yacht LAZY Z - Salon Seating.gif

Motor yacht LAZY Z - Salon Seating.gif

Her recent refit included an upgrade to her audio and visual electronic entertainment equipment, installation of Quantum Zero Speed Stabilizers as well as high speed communication gear. LAZY Z was also fully repainted, had teak work done, together with new carpets and new furniture.

Motor yacht LAZY Z - Formal Dining

Motor yacht LAZY Z - Formal Dining

The main saloon is characterised by a sophisticated formal entertainment area, while the guests can experience a more informal dining experience in the vast sky lounge. There is also full equipment for beach parties as well as a great selection of water toys for endless fun on, under and near the water. These include the very popular water slide.

LAZY Z - Master Stateroom

LAZY Z - Master Stateroom

Accommodation layout includes six spacious and elegant staterooms, which includes a full-beam main master suite located forward on the main deck. The beautifully upholstered French doors ‘hide’ the raised forward observation room, from where you can enjoy fantastic 180° panoramic views. This area can also be used as an office, a private saloon, a TV room or a comfortable breakfast area.

LAZY Z - Gym

LAZY Z - Gym

The lower deck is the home to the remainder of the guest cabins. There are three queen-sized double cabins with en suite bathrooms, as well as one twin and one additional cabin which incorporates fixed single berth as well as a drop down Pullman berth. Each stateroom has a private bath, a discreet safe, en suite and full electrical entertainment facilities.

Luxury Yacht 'Lazy Z'

Year:1997 (Refit 2000/2012/2015)  L.O.A.:168.64ft (51.40m)  Beam:32.15ft 
Max Speed:16 knots  Cruise Speed:15 knots  Engines:2 x 1714hp 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:12 

FRENCH RIVIERA AND ITALY CHARTER HOLIDAYS

If you are able to visit the Western Mediterranean during September, you will be able to enjoy the quieter atmosphere and less cluttered beaches. Not only will you find more tranquility, but you can also take advantage of the great last minute specials many of the yachts offer, before moving onto the Caribbean or other destinations over the European winter period.

Villefranche sur Mer - La Rade, Credit CRT Cote dAzure - Photo by Robert Palomba

Villefranche sur Mer – La Rade, Credit CRT Cote dAzure – Photo by Robert Palomba

French Riviera and Italy represent the most popular locations for yacht charter with plenty of yachts cruising around its enchanting coastlines. In addition to the mainland destinations such as St Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Antibes in France or Portofino, Cinque Terre, Naples in Italy, your made-to-measure itinerary could include visits to Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily or other smaller and more secluded islands and bays in the West Med.

Jardin de la Villa Domergue - Cannes - Credit CRT Riviera Cote dAzure

Jardin de la Villa Domergue – Cannes – Credit CRT Riviera Cote dAzure

When choosing the right company to organise your unforgettable holiday, make sure you for for a company that has access to all the boats…And choose an impartial one that works for you personally (not the yacht owner) and has your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld. You might want to read the testimonials from our happy charterers to get you inspired and dreaming about that perfect yacht charter.  We are the largest specialised broker of luxury yacht charters and we are the most dedicated.

For more information on Western Mediterranean yacht availability and itineraries, please contact our professional and experienced brokers who will be happy to assist you in organising your next dream holiday.

Brand new Superyacht AB 145 in the port of Marina di Carrara, Italy

July 21, 2015

Fipa Group has kindly provided us with the beautiful photos below, showing the brand new superyacht AB 145 in the port of Marina di Carrara near La Spezia in Italy. The largest AB superyacht to date, luxury motor yacht AB 145 is a striking 44-metre vessel, boasting extended spaces both outside and inside. She combines comfort and luxury, safety and practicality, elegance and aggression, tradition and innovation.

Superyacht AB 145 in the port of Marina di Carrara, Italy

Superyacht AB 145 in the port of Marina di Carrara, Italy

Super yacht AB 145 provides deluxe accommodation in the owner’s suite on the main deck, with private staircase leading directly to the outside area on the forward cockpit, dedicated exclusively to the owner, as well as a terrace on the sea. On the below deck, there are four lovely guest cabins, including three VIP cabins and a guest cabin with twin beds, all with a private bathroom and a well-equipped gym.

Luxury yacht AB 145 - side view

Luxury yacht AB 145 – side view

Luxury yacht AB 145 can literally fly on the water with a thrilling speed of over 42 knots, without vibrations and with the maximum stability during navigation, thanks to hull and superstructure made of lightweight materials, MTU engines, MJP waterjets, the deep V planing hull, its lightness and the careful hydrodynamic analysis made by the shipyard.

Super yacht AB 145 - aft view

Super yacht AB 145 – aft view

There are more charter yachts built by Fipa here.

Mighty 123m LURSSEN Mega Yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY with her name clearly visible

July 21, 2015

Avid photographer and video-maker, DrDuu has proudly shared with us the video and images below of the mighty 123,2m mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY, with her name clearly visible on her transom for the very first time. Previously known as ‘Project TATIANA’, luxury motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY is currently nearing delivery at the prestigious German shipyard, LURSSEN.

Made of steel and aluminium, hull no. 13689 superyacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY was launched from LURSSEN’s shipyard facility in Germany‘s Lemwerder in March 2015. She is believed to have been designed by Martin Francis of Francis Design with interior design by Alberto Pinto.

Luxury motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY (project TATIANA, hull no. 13689) with her name clearly visible - Photo by DrDuu

Luxury motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY (project TATIANA, hull no. 13689) with her name visible for the first time – Photo by DrDuu

123m LURSSEN mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY - Photo by DrDuu

123m LURSSEN mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY – Photo by DrDuu

Luxury superyacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY nearing delivery at LURSSEN - Photo by DrDuu

Luxury superyacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY nearing delivery at LURSSEN – Photo by DrDuu

There are more charter yachts built by Lurssen here.

‘Sydney to Hobart’ Sailing Yacht LUPA OF LONDON for charter in NEW ZEALAND

July 20, 2015

Following her highly-anticipated participation in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in 2015/2016, the Baltic 78 sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON will be available for New Zealand yacht charters. She is an excellent choice to cruise around New Zealand’s Bay of Islands and Auckland, offering not only great performance but also fantastic interior/exterior spaces and outstanding crew.

LUPA OF LONDON

Constructed in 2000 by Baltic Yachts to a design by Reichel/Pugh, LUPA OF LONDON superyacht represents a performance sailing yacht with an easily driven hull, potent sail configuration and canting keel. She is an ideal choice for avid sailors.

Performance charter yacht LUPA OF LONDON is a sloop rigged, carrying an impressive 338m2 of sail upwind and features 666m2 sail area downwind. She is fitted with one Yanmar 170hp engine, able to reach a speed of 9-10 knots under engine power. Her hull is pre-preganted epoxy carbon fiber over a Nomex core, creating a light and responsive sailing yacht.

LUPA Fastnet Profile

LUPA Fastnet Profile

She is a fabulous yacht for speed thanks to her hydraulic canting keel, which greatly increases her upwind performance. LUPA OF LONDON has participated in many races around the world creating an incredible portfolio. She has received the line honours and a 1st place in IRC Overall at the first RORC Transatlantic Race in 2014 after 3037 nautical miles.

LUPA OF LONDON Master

LUPA OF LONDON Master

Inviting contemporary décor by R&J creates a pleasant on board atmosphere below deck, with an open-plan saloon offering a large settee, a sofa and a formal dining table. The flooring in teak and holy are nicely combined with wood panelling and crisp white soft furnishings. Plenty of natural light penetrates the interior thanks to side ports and overhead hatches.

LUPA OF LONDON Double

LUPA OF LONDON Double

LUPA OF LONDON Master Bathroom

LUPA OF LONDON Master Bathroom

Accommodation layout incorporates three large cabins with a comfortable saloon for up to six charter guests. There is a separate galley for a creation of sumptuous meals to be served on your charter vacation.

LUPA OF LONDON Gourmet Food

LUPA OF LONDON Gourmet Food

LUPA OF LONDON Refreshments

LUPA OF LONDON Refreshments

On deck the exceptional spaces continue …There are two cockpits. The guest cockpit accommodates a large table seating all guests for al fresco dining. Aft, guests will find the dual helm cockpit, where all the extraordinary sailing action takes place. Luxury yacht LUPA OF LONDON has fantastic teak decks with flush hatches, perfect for both performance sailing as well as relaxing.

LUPA OF LONDON Helm

LUPA OF LONDON Helm

For additional fun on board, the transom features a spacious fold out beach platform offering easy access to water. There is a good selection of water toys on board LUPA OF LONDON, including equipment for kite surfing.

Sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON

Year:2000 (Refit 2011)  L.O.A.:23.95m (78' 6")  Beam:5.50m (18' ) 
Max Speed:12 knots  Cruise Speed:10 knots  Engines:YANMAR 4LH-DTE2 U 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

NEW ZEALAND YACHT CHARTERS

Sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON is a great choice when it comes to sailing the breath-taking northern coast of New Zealand. She is available for charter from Auckland to the Bay of Islands, with made-to-measure itineraries and impeccable service on board.

Auckland - Photo by Chris McLennan - Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Auckland – Photo by Chris McLennan – Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

A great place to embark on your charter vacation, Auckland offers great sailing grounds as well as plenty of various activities to incorporate into your New Zealand holiday. From hiking trails, beautiful beaches right through to fine dining restaurants, world-class cuisine and shopping there is something for everyone to enjoy.

An Auckland experience would not be complete without a cruise to the Waiheke Island which offers stunning beaches and native forest reserves harmonising delightfully with cafes, vineyards and art studios. While on the island you can spend the day wine-tasting, shopping or simply relaxing and enjoying some in-water fun. Almost anything is possible on Waiheke, from horse-riding and farm tours to sea-kayaking and mountainy-biking.

Delamore Lodge - Waiheke Island  - Photo Chris McLennan - Courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Delamore Lodge – Waiheke Island – Photo Chris McLennan – Courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Enjoy a day on the Rangitoto Island, created around 600 year ago. You could either take a train to the top of the island or walk up 260 metres to the summit, to view the spectacular 360° panorama of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland. Rangitoto also boasts lava caves, Pohutukawa forests and beautiful rock formations.

Your charter vacation in New Zealand could incorporate the Great Barrier Island located in the Hauraki Gulf. It is renowned for its unspoiled beaches, native bushland and a large number of unique plant and bird species. Copper mines, Maori pa sites and scenic tracks to beaches are amongst the attractions on the island.

Bay of Islands is a heaven for sailors and visitors holidaying aboard luxury super yachts. The icon of North Island is a maritime playground for swimming, boating, fishing, snorkelling, diving or simply relaxing. The Bay of Island maritime park is composed of 144 islands, secluded bays, untouched coastline and natural harbours. The rich sea life includes such species as marlin, kingfish, seals or dolphins.

Kayaks on beach, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland, North Island, New Zealand

Kayaks on beach, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland, North Island, New Zealand

SYDNEY TO HOBART

To see LUPA OF LONDON in action, you might want to follow this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, starting on December 26th, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

Below is the race itinerary:
16-23 December 2015: Training (on-the-water & shore-based)

24-25 December 2015: Days off

26 December 2015: Race start, Sydney

29-30 December 2015: Estimated arrival date in Hobart

2 January 2016: Estimated departure from Hobart

6-8 January 2016: Estimated arrival in Sydney

Bird's eye view of start of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart, with cityscape in background - Photo by Rolex Carlo Borlenghi

Bird’s eye view of start of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart, with cityscape in background – Photo by Rolex Carlo Borlenghi

BOOKING YOUR NEW ZEALAND YACHT CHARTER EXPERIENCE

When planning your next New Zealand yacht vacation, ensure to choose a broker that has access to all the yachts… Select an impartial one, that works for you personally and has your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld. We are the largest professional broker specialising in luxury yacht charters and our dedication is demonstrated by our customers’ testimonials.

For additional information on LUPA OF LONDON availability and personalised itineraries, please contact our professional and friendly charter agents who will be pleased to assist you in organising your next dream holiday.

The world’s first hybrid Superyacht SAVANNAH by FEADSHIP in Bergen, Norway

July 17, 2015

Feadship Fanclub has shared the images below, made by Murky & Eirikj, of the world’s first hybrid superyacht SAVANNAH by FEADSHIP in Bergen, nestled in the enchanting Norway yacht charter location. Having left Amsterdam on July 5, the 83,5m (273’) motor yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) reached Bergen on July 7.

FEADSHIP mega yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) in Bergen, Norway - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Eirikj

FEADSHIP mega yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) in Bergen, Norway – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Eirikj

With naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects, mega yacht SAVANNAH has been superbly penned by CG Design, in partnership with Feadship De Voogt NA. Her striking interiors by CG Design can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests and a crew of 26 members.

Luxury yacht SAVANNAH in Bergen - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Murky

Luxury yacht SAVANNAH in Bergen – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Murky

Superyacht SAVANNAH - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Murky

Superyacht SAVANNAH – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Murky

FEADSHIP luxury yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) represents the first superyacht in the world to feature an eco-friendly blend of single diesel engine, three gensets, batteries, propeller, azimuting thruster, as well as a streamlined hull shape, offering fuel economies of thirty per cent. Further innovation of this unique and highly innovative vessel represents a floating superstructure, an underwater lounge and the ‘open’ aft deck areas, to name but a few.

SAVANNAH Yacht - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Murky

SAVANNAH Yacht – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Murky

See more charter yachts built by Feadship here.

New FEADSHIP hull 1005 Luxury Yacht ROYAL ROMANCE en route for delivery to her Owners

July 17, 2015

Feadship Fanclub has shared the photos below, made by Hanco Bol, showing the all-new FEADSHIP hull 1005 luxury yacht ROYAL ROMANCE at the Makkum yard on July 10, as well as en route via Lake IJssel to the Cacaohaven in Amsterdam on July 15, in order to be delivered to her new Owners. Launched in October 2014, the impressive 92,5m (303’) mega yacht ROYAL ROMANCE is expected to leave the Netherlands soon.

Feadship superyacht ROYAL ROMANCE (hull 1005) in Makkum on July 10 - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Feadship superyacht ROYAL ROMANCE (hull 1005) in Makkum on July 10 – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

The outstanding 92,5m motor yacht ROYAL ROMANCE features naval architecture and exterior styling by the yard’s in-house team. Her elegant and striking interiors by Seymour Diamond can comfortably accommodate 14 guests and a crew of 22 members.

Luxury yacht Royal Romance in Makkum - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Luxury yacht Royal Romance in Makkum – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Royal Romance Yacht passing the Amsterdam IJ lake - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Royal Romance Yacht passing the Amsterdam IJ lake – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Motor yacht Royal Romance passing the Amsterdam IJ lake - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Motor yacht Royal Romance passing the Amsterdam IJ lake – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Royal Romance superyacht passing the Amsterdam IJ lake - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Royal Romance superyacht passing the Amsterdam IJ lake – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Mega yacht Royal Romance in Amsterdam - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

Mega yacht Royal Romance in Amsterdam – Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Hanco Bol

There are more charter yachts by Feadship here.

Beautiful 65m FEADSHIP Motor Yacht TANUSHA (ex PESTIFER) spotted in Barcelona

July 16, 2015

The beautiful 65m (213’) FEADSHIP motor yacht TANUSHA, previously known as PESTIFER, was spotted in the glamorous Barcelona yacht charter destination last month, as shows the photo below, taken by Jos Strijtveen and shared by Dutchmegayachts. Superyacht TANUSHA was built by Royal de Vries Aalsmeer to a design by Clifford Denn and De Voogt in 2009.

65m FEADSHIP superyacht TANUSHA (ex PESTIFER) in Barcelona - Photo by Jos Strijtveen

65m FEADSHIP superyacht TANUSHA (ex PESTIFER) in Barcelona – Photo by Jos Strijtveen

Created by Francois Zuretti, the striking interiors of superacht TANUSHA (ex PESTIFER) can sleep 12 guests in utmost in luxury. She boasts 6 beautifully appointed cabins, including a gorgeous master suite. Guests are pampered by a numerous crew of 24 members. Moreover, the breath-taking TANUSHA offers all the luxury amenities of a superyacht, including a Jacuzzi, a Gym, as well as a Sauna.

More charter yachts built by Feadship can be found here.

Beautiful 63m BENETTI Motor Yacht CHOCOLAT (FB264) in Livorno, Italy

July 15, 2015

The beautiful 63,5m motor yacht CHOCOLAT (FB264) was spotted by Roberto Malfatti in Livorno, Italy yesterday afternoon, on July 14, 2015. Launched by the prestigious Italian builder BENETTI this year, the brand new mega yacht CHOCOLAT boasts stylish and elegant interiors by Architettura d’Interni.

Benetti FB264 motor yacht CHOCOLAT in Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Benetti FB264 motor yacht CHOCOLAT in Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Created as a home from home, with several small intimate living spaces in addition to the generous saloon, the striking FB264 superyacht CHOCOLAT by BENETTI provides lovely accommodation in 7 beautifully appointed cabins, including one owner’s cabin, 2 VIP cabins and four guest cabins. Only the finest materials have been used aboard this magnificent vessel, such as a Galuchat headboard.

Superyacht CHOCOLAT - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht CHOCOLAT – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht CHOCOLAT - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht CHOCOLAT – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

CHOCOLAT superyacht - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

CHOCOLAT superyacht – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

View more charter yachts built by Benetti here.